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Vincent R. Deignan, Jr.
8th P. O. E. APO 783
Postmaster, New York, N.Y.

Saturday July 17

BRYANT SERVICE CLUB
BRYANT COLLEGE
PROVIDENCE
RHODE ISLAND

MR CHAIRMAN, I AM VERY FORMAL WHEN I SAY THIS[.] I SHOULD SAY HELLO GANG AND ONCE AGAIN I THANK YOU FOR YOUR REMEMBERING ME WITH THE GOOD OLD CAMELS. NO DOUBT IT WAS THE MAY PACKAGE AND IT FINALLY REACHED NORTH AFRICA YESTERDAY, JULY 16th. IT WAS THE DAY BEFORE THAT I RECEIVED A LETTER WITH ALL THE NEWS THAT YOU HAD MAILED ABOUT JULY 2nd AND IN IT WAS MY CLASS, NAME AND ADDRESS BUT YOU HAVE BOSTON, MASS. I KNOW T[H]IS PLACE IS A LONG WAY FROM BOSTON, SO YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR RECORDS AS YOU PROBABLY HAVE DONE SO ALREADY AS I SENT YOU A LETTER LAST MONTH. HOW IS EVERYTHING IN GOOD OLD PROVIDENCE [?] IT IS YOU KNOW THE PLACE OF MY BIRTH AND I NEVER HAD OCCASION TO MOVE OUT OF IT. IT[ ]MAY BE SMALL BUT I’LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW I SURE WOULD LIKE TO BE BACK THERE. THEY CAN TAKE THIS NORTH AFRICA AND GIVE IT BACK TO THE INDIANS OR THE ARABS WHOEVER WILL TAKE IT.

I SUPPOSE IT IS JUST ABOUT TIME FOR THE GRADUATING EVE CLASS TO BE LEAVING AND NO DOUBT A LOT OF THE BOYS AND I SHOULD SAY SOME OF THE GIRLS ARE OR WILL BE DONNING THE O[L]D UNIFOR[M]S. TO THOSE AND ALL OF YOU[ ]THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, AND I’LL BE THINKING OF YOU. WELL GANG IT IS TIME TO GET TO WORK, DON’T MIND THE[ ]MISTAKES IT REALLY IS THE TYPEWRITE[R] AND BESIDES I ONLY TOOK TYPING ABOUT SIX MONTHS AT BRYANT[.] DON’T LET MR. JACOBS HEAR ME, AND HE PROBABLY WILL BURN THE LETTER AS IT IS NOT A SAMPLE OF SOMETHING THAT IS TAUGHT AT BRYANT BUT CAN I HELP IT IF IT IS HOT AND I AM TIRED AND WANT TO GO HOME[?] HELL NO, SEE YOU[ ]ALL IN THE VICTORY PARADE.

YOUR OLD CLASSMATE OF 1931
Vincent R. Deignan, Jr.
VINCENT R. DEIGNAN, JR.
1st. Lieut. Adjutant-General’s De[pt.]
8th PORT OF EMBARKATION
APO 783, Postmaster, New York, N.[Y.]

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